Top Spoken Word Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
757
Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Jazz Poetry Funk 1971
2
1578
Patti Smith Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer (de) Beat Poetry Proto-Punk, Singer/Songwriter 1975
3
3148
Arnaud Fleurent-Didier France Culture Baroque Pop, Nouvelle chanson franšaise 2009
4
4263
Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip Thou Shalt Always Kill UK Hip Hop 2007
5
4414
Bo Diddley Say Man Rhythm & Blues 1959
6
5121
Rhoda Dakar The Boiler 2 Tone, New Wave 1982
7
6062
Steve Reich Come Out Tape Music 1968
8
7080
Serge Gainsbourg Melody Art Rock, French Pop, Progressive Pop 1971
9
7579
The Last Poets Niggers Are Scared of Revolution Jazz Poetry 1970
10
7634
Arab Strap The First Big Weekend Slowcore 1996
11
8774
James Brown King Heroin Soul Jazz 1972
12
9370
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years Jazz Poetry 1983

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Gil Scott-Heron "B" Movie Funk 1981
Public Image Ltd. Religion Poetry Art Punk, Post-Punk 1978
Kate Tempest Firesmoke Poetry UK Hip Hop 2019
William Shatner Common People Pop Rock 2004
A House Endless Art Art Rock, Indie Rock 1991
Max Berlin Elle et Moi Euro-Disco 1978
Mike Ladd Padded Walls Abstract Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop 1997
Meryn Cadell The Sweater 1992